Marketplace Money for October 11-12, 2008

Episode Description 

Straight Story: Rethinking retirement

An early lesson from the meltdown: Wall Street isn't the safest place to save. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on rethinking the way we save for retirement.

Revisiting the Great Depression

There've been comparisons between the current economic crisis and the Great Depression. While it may be a stretch, it does remind that there are lessons to be learned from the past.
Posted In: Economy

You might get what you need

The children of Baby Boomers tend to have low expectations when it comes to government help As part of our series "Interested Parties," Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer asks Boomer kids what they're looking for in this election.

Day in the Work Life: Superdelegate

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we meet Debbie Marquez, a Democratic superdelegate from Colorado.

Getting Personal

Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow take questions on wrap accounts, high-yield savings, diversification, depression-proofing investments and 529 plans.
Posted In: Investing

Keeping your investments on target

Host Scott Jagow asks financial planner Stuart Ritter how target-date funds can help keep your investments on track with path to retirement, even in a shaky market.
Posted In: Investing

What's next for the housing market?

Host Scott Jagow talks with experts about the bailout, then asks economist Chris Thornberg how all the rescue efforts might affect the housing market.

Econ class is now in session

Marketplace's Tess Vigeland wraps up her "Road to Ruin?" trip in St. Louis, where she sits in with a group of high school students as they learn about the economic crisis.

At the end of the road to ruin

Marketplace's Tess Vigeland and Amy Scott have been traveling across the country getting reactions to the financial crisis. Together in St. Louis, they share what they found with host Scott Jagow.

Music from this show

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Midnight Marauders
Come Together
Ike Turner
You Can't Always Get What You Want (Soulwax Remix) (Remix)
The Rolling Stones
Hits the Hits
I Surrender, Dear (Breakdown) [Clean]
Benny Goodman;Charlie Christian;Benny Goodman Sextet
Magnificent Instrumentals